Cowgirls Share Wealth In 98-37 Victory against UC-Colorado Springs

LARAMIE — Wyoming coach Joe Legerski isn’t trying to sell ice cubes to Eskimos.

He scheduled a home game against the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs because more than being challenged on the court, he wanted a young Cowgirls team to have a situation where there would be ample playing time for everybody on the roster, hoping to see it turn into growth as the season goes on.

Well, from that standpoint the Cowgirls were a definite success on Tuesday night with a 98-37 victory at the Arena-Auditorium in a game that saw 12 Cowgirls take the court, and each of them played 12 or more minutes.

In fact, the five starters combined for 76 of the 200 minutes, including point guard Clara Tapia playing a team-low 12 minutes.

“We have so many young players,” said Legerski. “On some nights we have to get a look at players in situations, where every play is not do or die. We need to be able to have some games where you can put players in and see how they perform.”

Plenty of players got in against UCCS, and they did perform.

The Cowgirls had six players reach double figures, including three coming off the bench. Tereza Vitulova and Alba Sanchez Ramos, in fact, both scored a team-high 16 points. Rachelle Tucker, another non-starter, scored 11.

Regulars Taylor Rusk (12), Marta Gomez (11) and Bailee Cotton (10) combined for 33 points in 44 minutes.

“Its going to get tougher as we move forward, but I felt we needed the chance to get them on the floor and get experience,” said Legerski.

This night provided that type of opportunity. The Cowgirls led 20-5 at the end of the first quarter, and 45-11 at halftime. The Cowgirls had a lead for all but 20 seconds of the game, and never trailed.

The Box Score

- - Tot - 3-Ptr Reb
## UCCS (0-2) FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF TP A TO Blk Stl Min
24 Elly Johnson f 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 3 2 2 6 0 0 23
25 Jae Ferrin f 4-12 0-0 2-2 2 2 4 2 10 2 4 1 1 25
22 Caley Barnard g 0-2 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 13
23 Abby Feickert g 2-5 2-5 0-0 1 1 2 4 6 1 0 0 1 18
44 Tatum Tellin g 0-4 0-4 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 9
3 Chelsea Pearson 1-3 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 2 3 0 1 0 1 16
4 Bo Shaffer 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
10 Emily Seifert 1-5 0-1 0-0 2 1 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 16
11 Maddie Golla 2-4 2-3 0-0 0 4 4 0 6 1 1 0 0 16
13 Anna Davern 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 15
15 Kaity Hovasse 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 0 4 0 0 13
20 Kelly O'Flannigan 1-4 0-0 2-3 0 0 0 2 4 1 3 0 0 20
21 Madi Gaibler 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Team 4 1 5
Totals 13-49 6-14 5-7 11 18 29 17 37 8 25 1 4 200
FG 3-Ptr Reb
## Player FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF TP A TO Blk Stl Min
4 RUSK,Taylor f 5-7 2-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 12 1 0 0 1 14
12 GOMEZ,Marta f 4-6 3-4 0-0 0 4 4 1 11 2 0 1 1 14
23 COTTON,Bailee f 4-4 0-0 2-2 1 6 7 1 10 0 1 2 0 16
1 ERJAVEC,Karla g 2-6 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 4 4 2 0 2 20
22 TAPIA,Clara g 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 12
2 VITULOVA,Tereza 7-11 0-1 2-4 3 3 6 1 16 1 2 2 1 23
3 PILLI,Elisa 0-1 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 15
11 SANCHEZ RAMOS,Alba 6-11 4-7 0-1 0 0 0 1 16 2 0 0 2 17
14 WEIDEMANN,Quinn 3-6 3-5 0-0 0 2 2 1 9 2 1 0 1 17
24 OLSON,Tommi 1-3 0-2 0-0 2 0 2 1 2 6 0 0 6 20
32 RACA,Tijana 2-4 2-4 0-0 0 0 0 2 6 1 1 0 1 17
44 TUCKER,Rachelle 4-6 0-0 3-4 3 4 7 2 11 1 0 0 1 15
Team 2 2 4
Totals 38-66 14-28 8-13 12 25 37 11 98 23 8 5 18 200
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